WPtouch - Make Your Website Mobile-Friendly
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DESCRIPTIONPlugin para deixar seu site WP pronto pro mobile
MAKING YOUR SITE MOBILE-FRIENDLY
INCLUDES STEPS FOR GOOGLE MOBILE SEARCH COMPLIANCE
2Thank you - Im very
happy I went with
WPtouch Pro! My site
is finally mobile friendly
in a professional way!
3Mobile visitors are an ever more significant part
of most websites traffic, often overtaking traffic
from traditional desktop devices.
After the frustration of WAP and other dedicated
mobile systems, pinch & zoom made websites
seem amazingly navigable on smartphones. But
they are far from ideal: finding and accessing
content is slow and often frustrating.
Its time we make the move from mobile-tolerable
websites to websites that are truly mobile-friendly.
WHY NOW?Google has been rolling
out initiatives to encourage
website owners to improve
the mobile experience of
On April 21, 2015, Google
stepped up their mobile
experience campaign, adding
mobile-friendliness to the
list of criteria that determine
ranking of a website in
Pages that have been
identified as mobile-friendly
will continue to rank well in
search results. But websites
that fail to meet Googles
mobile-friendly criteria will
find their position in mobile
searches quickly falling.
4IS MY WEBSITE MOBILE-FRIENDLY?
You can easily find out whether your
website meets Googles mobile-friendly
criteria using two free tools:
Googles quick mobile-friendly test tool1
provides results for one page at a time. Use
this as an initial test and to check whether
a particular page is recognized as mobile
friendly by Googles search engine.
The more extensive (and free) Webmaster
Tools2 service provides a wealth of
information about the health of your site
within Googles search system.
Look for the mobile usability report (in the
Search Traffic menu) that identifies pages on
your website that Google has not been able
to score as mobile-friendly. The report will
provide specific feedback for those pages
to help you complete your mobile-friendly
If your site fails these tests, it is in your best
interests to invest some effort into making
your website mobile-friendly.
5For WordPress websites that
do not currently accommodate
mobile devices, completely
overhauling your website just to
use a responsive theme can be a
costly and time-intensive choice.
Additionally, many website
owners currently relying on
a responsive theme to serve
visitors have found their themes
do not meet Googles mobile
standards, or perform poorly on
While desktop visitors are
generally well served, mobile
visitors may have to deal with
sidebars, complex widgets,
and large images that have
been squeezed to fit a mobile
screen. Meanwhile content that
is hidden or scaled must still
be assembled by WordPress
and downloaded by the mobile
device at the full size.
Although responsive themes
may have been adequate, visitors
using mobile devices expect
more than just scaled and
shuffled content. Todays mobile
visitors demand a site experience
that is tuned to their device.
WPtouch Pro is part of a Mobile-First Strategy
WPtouch Pro is able to address
expectations and the limitations
of standard responsive themes
in one tooland doesnt require
you to completely rebuild your
site to make it mobile-friendly.
Whether your site currently has
a responsive theme or still uses
an older non-responsive theme,
WHY WPTOUCH PRO?
WPtouch Pro will detect mobile
visitors and switch the site to
a special mobile-optimized
theme, loading the relevant
content, sized appropriately to
fit mobile devices.
Your desktop and tablet
visitors continue to enjoy the
experience theyve always
had, while your mobile
visitors can discover your
website with an experience
tailor-made for them.
Thinking about WPtouch Pro but not quite sure? You can try
our most of the plugins functionality with the free edition of
WPtouch, available in the WordPress plugin repository.
WPtouch includes a version of Bauhaus and is community-
supported via the WordPress plugin forums. You will need
to purchase a WPtouch Pro license to get assistance from
our professional support team.
Visit http://wordpress.org/plugins/wptouch for details.
6CHOOSE A THEME WPtouch Pro themes are designed to be incredibly flexible and work with all kinds of WordPress
websites. For demos of every theme, visit http://demo.wptouch.com/ using your mobile device.
Themes included with WPtouch Pro display content from
the standard WordPress title and content fields. If your site
uses custom post types, additional fields, or uses templates
to create special functionality, WPtouch Pro can make going
mobile-friendly fast and affordable by reducing the effort and
time required to adapt your theme for mobile users.
GETTING STARTED WITH WPTOUCH PRO
BLOGS AND OTHER POST-BASED WEBSITES
Built with a clean and modern
design, Bauhaus is a great theme
for most websites. A limited
edition is included with the free
edition of WPtouch (see sidebar
If your site is content rich with
many pages, categories, tags
& lots of content, CMS is the
choice for you!
If you have a taste for the
nostalgic, consider this refreshed
and modern take on the iconic
original WPtouch theme.
Great content and long reads
deserve careful handling. Prose
is designed to showcase long-
form writing and make reading
on the smartphone a delight.
BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Easy and fast to set up and
customize, Simple is made for
page-driven small-business and
entrepreneurs, Open is a friendly
theme with business-ready
features to help you connect
with your customers.
Built for sites using
turns your website into an
elegant mobile shopping
destination and offers
compatibility with the complete
range of WooCommerce
7CONFIGURE WPTOUCH PRO
Using WPtouch Pros easy control panel you can quickly configure your new mobile
theme to match your sites brandingwith color, logo, and fonts. Then easily tune
WPtouch Pros behaviour to match your desired mobile experience with custom
menus, icons, and more.
Our support site3 includes a wide range of tutorials to get you started and help you
dig into more advanced topics
Does your website make use of shortcodes from your desktop theme? Although
some mobile tools may struggle with them, WPtouch Pro is able to support them
on demand. Simply enable desktop shortcode handling in the WPtouch Pro admin.
8VERIFYING YOUR MOBILE-FRIENDLY SITE
Im really loving it - and Ive
had heaps of people tell me my
mobile site looks awesome!
Ive been telling all of my
clients to use it, too.
The same free tools used to check if your
site needs help being mobile-friendly can
be used to confirm that WPtouch Pro is
helping your site.
Choose a page on your site and run it
through the mobile-friendly test4 to find
out how Google now sees your website.
This tools report will include:
Either a green bar with the text Awesome!
This page is mobile-friendly or a red bar
with the text Not mobile-friendly;
A results summary that indicates any
particular areas of concern;
How Googlebot sees this page, which
lets you know if there are any files that
Googles test couldnt load (usually CSS or
A screenshot of the page as seen by
All of these elements provide valuable
feedback to confirm that your site is now
mobile-friendlyor to identify steps that
might be needed to let Google correctly
classify your site.
When you run a page from your site
through the test youll see one of the
Screenshot displays correctly, mobile theme displays on your smartphone
Google sees your mobile theme and the page you tested is working
great. Now check the full mobile usability report to confirm your site
is fully mobile-friendly!
Screenshot displays mobile theme incorrectly, mobile theme displays correctly on your smartphone
Googles bot is likely being prevented from accessing WPtouchs
preventing access by Googles bots to your /wp-content/plugins
Fix this by adding the following to your robots.txt file:
To allow Googles test to access your theme files while running the
free edition of WPtouch, add the following to your robots.txt file:
Screenshot displays mobile theme correctly, mobile theme displays on your smartphone
Google is seeing your mobile theme but it looks like some content
on your page could not be formatted to fit the screen. Sometimes
WordPress or plugins will add images, tables, and other content with so-
called inline dimensions that cannot be overridden by our stylesheets.
Open the page/post and switch your editor to the Code mode to
identify any content that has a width style set wider than about
340 pixels (e.g. width: 640px;). Either change the fixed width to a
percentage (e.g., width: 100%;) or simply remove the width to have
each browser format the content to its best ability.
Screenshot displays desktop theme, smartphone sees desktop theme or desktop browsers occasionally see mobile theme
Either WPtouch is not active on your site, or your site is not correctly
responding with the mobile theme. You may have a cache plugin
installed that is not configured to separate mobile and desktop traffic.
Visit our support site for a detailed guide to configuring most popular
cache plugins for compatibility with WPtouch Pro.
Screenshot shows your desktop theme, but the mobile theme displays on your smartphone (either consistently or intermittently)
Although WPtouch Pro is configured and running correctly, Googles
bot is not being allowed to see your mobile theme. This may be due
to problems with a server-level cache system in use by your hosting
provider. Contact their support team to let them know youre running
WPtouch Pro and to get their help ensuring that Googles bots can
access the mobile site.
GETTING HELP WITH WPTOUCH PRO
In addition to a library of articles and tutorials, our professional support team are
available to help with your questions or concerns weekdays from 9am-5pm (Pacific).
Login to http://support.wptouch.com/ to get started.
A support account will be automatically created for you following purchase of a
WPtouch Pro license. Visit www.wptouch.com/pricing/ to choose and purchase a
WPtouch Pro license for your website!